The endorsements keep coming for Lance Rogers, a Republican candidate for the 17th state Senate District in Pennsylvania.
U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach, R-6th District, is the latest big-name Republican to back Rogers' bid to win the open seat being vacated by state Sen. Connie Williams, a Democrat.
"Lance Rogers impressed me in 2005 when he stood up for his neighbors and community by fighting against the Ardmore eminent domain land grab," Gerlach said in a statement released by the Rogers for State Senate campaign. "As a Commissioner, he has a great track record of opposing tax increases and emphasizing public safety. As a veteran of some pretty tough campaigns myself, I know that Lance Rogers is the best candidate Republicans can put forward to win this seat in November."
Gerlach's 6th Congressional District includes many communities in Montgomery County, including six of the 11 municipalities in Pennsylvania's 17th state Senate District.
Rogers has been endorsed by both the Montgomery County and Delaware County Republican Committees.
Currently a township commissioner in Lower Merion, Rogers was elected in one of the most Democratic wards two years ago. Lower Merion is the largest town in the 17th state Senate District, according to his campaign people.
"I am proud to have Congressman Gerlach's support as we gear up for our fall campaign," Rogers said in a statement. "He has been a tremendous advocate for our community, fought with us against the eminent domain land grab in Ardmore and has built a solid reputation in Congress as one of the most independent Republicans in the House. I look forward to working closely with him to the benefit of our communities."
For more on Rogers, visit his campaign Web site at www.ElectLanceRogers.com